Bobbie Lamden
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Breast cancer: Why I chose a double mastectomy

When actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of genetic breast cancer, she helped make other women aware of the dangers.

Cancer Research UK says it now receives four times the number of enquiries from women concerned that they might be carrying the gene which would make them more likely to develop the disease.

News of Angelina Jolie's operation became public in May. It was around then that another woman, Bobbie Lamden, was preparing for her own surgery.

Graham Satchell went to meet her.

  • 24 Sep 2013
  • From the section Health
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